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Longform

Featuring beautiful illustrations, original photography, and engaging interactives, our Longform program invites readers to explore the spectrum of the subjects The Verge covers — tech, science, culture and transportation — in unbridled depth. Whether it’s a personal essay, a years-in-the-making investigation, or gripping narrative-driven feature, every piece in the Longform program is an opportunity to get the full story.

Dirty dealing in the $175 billion Amazon Marketplace

Prime and punishment

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How a nuclear stalemate left radioactive waste stranded on a California beach

Nuclear waste is all dressed up with nowhere to go

The unlikely story of a meteorite hunter who became a fugitive from the law

The rock that fell to Earth

California’s largest lake is dying, leaving toxic dust behind

Dust rising

Inside the bad math that lets Coca-Cola say it gives back all the water it uses

The company has been grossly exaggerating its water record

I tried leaving Facebook. I couldn’t

Facebook is an emotional labor machine, and if you want to leave it, you’re going to have to start doing a lot of work

What happens when an algorithm cuts your health care

When whisper networks let us down

How communities struggle — and sometimes fail — to stop sexual assault

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Inside Faraday Future's financial house of cards

Burn out

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Boy Band of the Future

Brockhampton is redefining one of the most loaded terms in popular music

Smoke Screen

Big Vape is copying Big Tobacco’s playbook

How technology helped a blind athlete run free at the New York Marathon

Beyond the finish line

Guiding light

The billion-dollar widget steering the driverless car industry

Massive attack: How a weapon against war became a weapon against the web

How a weapon against war became a weapon against the web

The Future Agency: Inside the big business of imagining the future

"Every act of future making is an act of future taking."

Legal threats and disgruntled clients: inside the ‘Uber for private jets’

How JetSmarter puts fear into its millionaire customers

Can Genius beat the rap?

Genius quietly laid off a bunch of its engineers — now can it survive as a media company?

The empathy layer

“Everyone wants to be the Uber of mental health.”

Cracking the elaborate code

Why body language holds the key to virtual reality

DeRay Mckesson on Black Lives Matter and building tools for digital activism

One of the Black Lives Matter movement’s most prominent voices is 31-year-old DeRay Mckesson. With his now-iconic blue vest, Mckesson, now the interim chief of Human Capital for Baltimore City Public Schools, has balanced using his platform online and off in order to draw attention to matters such as public safety and law enforcement reform.

Gene editing will transform cancer treatment

Marc Andreessen: flying cars are closer than you think

Perfecting your digital assistant

Miami Beach has run out of sand. Now what?

Miami Beach has run out of sand. Now what?

EA's CEO on why your life is about to be a video game

Andrew Wilson, CEO of Electronic Arts, believes games in 2021 will be more diverse, more accessible, and simply more inescapable. Your smartphone and your game console will help you play with friends and strangers across the globe, but so might your virtual reality headset, your augmented reality glasses, or just the screen on your smart fridge.

CMU's Head of Machine Learning on how humanity and AI will be inseparable

While some predict mass unemployment or all-out war between humans and artificial intelligence, others foresee a less bleak future.